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Somewhere between the end of the earth and the beginning of heaven is a little slice of paradise called Kuata Island. This unspoiled stretch of beach is conveniently located just two hours from Nadi and forms the gateway to The Yasawa Islands. Remote, yet easy to travel to, Kuata is an island of extraordinary natural beauty and spectacular panoramic views. Our relationship and working partnership with the local community is what gives Barefoot Kuata its true Fijian authenticity. Come and explore our remote caves, tropical beaches and stunning coral reefs – where you can snorkel with friendly white-tipped reef sharks. Getting Here
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With a whole tropical island to explore, and so many activities available throughout the day here at Barefoot Kuata, it is essential to have a private little piece of paradise to wind down in. Whether you are traveling alone, as a couple, a family or a group – we are confident that one of our accommodation types will ‘tick the box’ of your island living dream. There are five different types of accommodation here at Barefoot Kuata, each with something different to offer in terms of size, layout, style and views.
Beachfront Bure | Beachfront Safari Bure | Garden Bure | Sunrise Beach Dorm | Marama’s Sunrise Beach Dorm
Looking to experience island living for the day? Here’s how you can spend a day in paradise at Barefoot Kuata:
A leisurely two-hour cruise departs Denarau Marina every morning at 8:45 taking you through the stunning Mamanuca Islands on board the fast-speed catamaran Yasawa Flyer II operated by Awesome Adventures Fiji. You’ll know when you have reached your destination – look out for our Fijian Warrior on the rock welcoming you to the beautiful island of Kuata, with the unmistakable white beaches, impressive volcanic mountains, and the famous Phantom Rock caves.
The fact that Kuata Island has a long stretch of beach and a coral reef on
both the Eastern and Western side of the island means that no matter the
weather, there is always a spot to get out of (or into) the breeze. Apart from
the amazing snorkeling and diving opportunities here at Barefoot Kuata,
there are a number of other water-based activities worth trying out!
Take a kayak or SUP board out for a paddle along the the shoreline, park off
on a secluded section of the beach, and get a closer view of the famous
Phantom Rock Caves.
Catch of the day? Enquire with our team about a guided fishing trip, or book
yourself onto a boat cruise to take in the dramatic scenery of Kuata Island
while sipping on a few drinks and watching the sunset. The South Pacific
waters surrounding the island are full of adventure and mesmerising beauty,
just come and see for yourself!
Snorkel With Reef Sharks
From guided walks in the jungle, to cave and rock pool exploring, basket weaving, or even coconut jewelry-making classes – there are a variety of activities outside of the tropical waters that are worth doing during your stay at Barefoot Kuata. Whatever your interest may be, simply chat with our friendly staff and they will be happy to assist.
The walks around the island really are incredible, ranging from fairly energetic to a casual stroll. While the island is yours to explore, a guided walk with one of the local staff is also highly recommended – ask about different plants and their medicinal purposes, and learn about the fascinating history of the island. Many of the walks culminate in a spectacular view out over Kuata Island and her surroundings.
Interested in learning more about the local Fijian community? For a small additional charge, we can organize a village visit for guests, where a local guide will share some insight into the day-to-day life and culture of the Fijian people. Certain dress and behavior codes will be required, but you will be advised on these prior to leaving for the village.
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